Chris Hall

Chris Hall - Editor

Chicago, Illinois, United States

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Overview

I'm an editor and proofreader specializing in romance and personal memoirs. I have a master's in education, minors in English and history, accredited through the Poynter University and a member of ACES (American Copy Editors). With 5 years experience, I have edited everything from paranormal, horror and romance to memoirs and nonfiction self-help books.

Languages
English (US)
Non-Fiction
Biographies & Memoirs
Self-help & Self-improvement
Fiction
Children's - Middle Grade
Fantasy
Holiday
Paranormal Romance
Romance
Short Story
Thriller
Young Adult & Teen

Certifications

  • Aces Certificate in Editing through Poynter University

Work experience

Editor, proofreader

Meerkat Press
October, 2016 – Present (about 2 years)

I subcontract editing and proofreading services for Meerkat including Young Adult fantasies and literary fiction.

Editor, acquisitions editor, proofreader

Melange Books LLC
April, 2014 – Present (over 4 years)

As an acquisitions editor, I helped sort through the slush pile for two anthlogies. I have edited and proofed dozens of books for Melange including short stories, contemporary romance, historical romance, Young Adult, horror, thrillers and romantic suspense. I remain a freelance editor for Melange.

Editor

Self-employed
October, 2013 – Present (about 5 years)

I am an editor specializing in romance and memoirs. My editing experience ranges from paranormal, thriller and horror to middle grade and self-help books. My history expertise encompasses the medieval, Regency/Victorian, and WWII eras. I follow Chicago Manual of Style and closely monitor the latest changes in the romance publishing industry.

Portfolio (8 selected works)

The Second Wife (The Second Wife Series Book 1)

Kishan Paul

If you want to live, you must let go of the past...Twenty-eight-year-old psychologist, Alisha Dimarchi, is abducted by an obsessed client and imprisoned in his Pakistani compound for over two years. Forced to change her name and live as his second wife, her life is filled with trauma and heartbreak. Thrust into a world of violence and oppression, Ally must fight not only to keep herself alive ... read more

If you want to live, you must let go of the past...Twenty-eight-year-old psychologist, Alisha Dimarchi, is abducted by an obsessed client and imprisoned in his Pakistani compound for over two years. Forced to change her name and live as his second wife, her life is filled with trauma and heartbreak. Thrust into a world of violence and oppression, Ally must fight not only to keep herself alive ... read more

Fall Into Darkness (Eternally Mated #1)

Valerie Twombly

Fate brought her a savior, but Ashley may end up condemning them both. Warrior angel Eli lives by his own rules and bows to no one. But when a powerful council deems the hunter has lost his humanity, he's sentenced to earth with one mission--learn compassion or be condemned to Hell.Ashley has always been different. With one glance into a person's eyes, she foresees their death--so she tries no... read more

Fate brought her a savior, but Ashley may end up condemning them both. Warrior angel Eli lives by his own rules and bows to no one. But when a powerful council deems the hunter has lost his humanity, he's sentenced to earth with one mission--learn compassion or be condemned to Hell.Ashley has always been different. With one glance into a person's eyes, she foresees their death--so she tries no... read more

My Highlander Husband (The Clan MacLaren Book 1)

Nancy Pennick

Volatile times engulfed 1715 Scotland. Threats of a Jacobite uprising hung in the air. Lady Juliet Kingston traveled to Glenhaven with her entourage to meet and marry Laird MacLaren’s son with the hopes their union might help calm the rumblings of war—an Englishwoman weds a Scottish Highlander. Juliet longs for home and the man she left behind, until she meets Ross MacLaren. Both are stubborn ... read more

Volatile times engulfed 1715 Scotland. Threats of a Jacobite uprising hung in the air. Lady Juliet Kingston traveled to Glenhaven with her entourage to meet and marry Laird MacLaren’s son with the hopes their union might help calm the rumblings of war—an Englishwoman weds a Scottish Highlander. Juliet longs for home and the man she left behind, until she meets Ross MacLaren. Both are stubborn ... read more

Goddess Of The Wild Thing

Paul DeBlassie III

Goddess of the Wild Thing is a dramatic tale of one woman’s spiritual journey where magical happenings, unexpected turns of fate, and unseen forces influence her ability to love and be loved. Eve Sanchez, a middle-aged woman and scholar of esoteric studies, encounters a seductive but frightening man who introduces her to a supernatural world in which the wicked powers of a surrogate mother’s t... read more

Goddess of the Wild Thing is a dramatic tale of one woman’s spiritual journey where magical happenings, unexpected turns of fate, and unseen forces influence her ability to love and be loved. Eve Sanchez, a middle-aged woman and scholar of esoteric studies, encounters a seductive but frightening man who introduces her to a supernatural world in which the wicked powers of a surrogate mother’s t... read more

The Penguin's Progress: Memoirs of a WWII Dispatch Rider in His Majesty's Royal Air Force

Eric Merry, Aubrey Wynne

A young man sat on Biggin Hill in early 1940, watching an attack on the R.A.F. fighter station. As a German bomber spun out, chased by a British Spitfire, Eric knew what he wanted to do. The day he turned 18, he volunteered at the Air Ministry in Kingsway, London. Raised in a military family, his Marine father was disappointed with his choice. But both father and son served their country with ... read more

A young man sat on Biggin Hill in early 1940, watching an attack on the R.A.F. fighter station. As a German bomber spun out, chased by a British Spitfire, Eric knew what he wanted to do. The day he turned 18, he volunteered at the Air Ministry in Kingsway, London. Raised in a military family, his Marine father was disappointed with his choice. But both father and son served their country with ... read more

Paper Love (A Chicago Christmas Book 2)

Aubrey Wynne

Growing up in a Papua New Guinea mission, Joss Palmateer is a gentle soul with a unique view of life. Still adjusting to a new home in the U.S and the sudden loss of her mother, love is the last thing on her mind.Sexy physical therapist, Ben Montgomery, meets his sister’s friend and the sparks fly. He takes it as a challenge when she ignores his advances, but it’s her extraordinary inner beaut... read more

Growing up in a Papua New Guinea mission, Joss Palmateer is a gentle soul with a unique view of life. Still adjusting to a new home in the U.S and the sudden loss of her mother, love is the last thing on her mind.Sexy physical therapist, Ben Montgomery, meets his sister’s friend and the sparks fly. He takes it as a challenge when she ignores his advances, but it’s her extraordinary inner beaut... read more

To Love, Honor, and Obey...: Hot Historical Romance (Fated for Love Book 4)

Dayna Quince

A father's last wish…As the only son and heir to the Duke of Maltravers, Lord Willowton’s family legacy rests in his hands. His father surprises him with one last dying wish—a wish for him to marry Miss Obedience Wickenham. Chance loves his father, but only agrees to consider it. One kiss should reveal if he could ever feel anything more than annoyance for the girl who dogged his every step wh... read more

A father's last wish…As the only son and heir to the Duke of Maltravers, Lord Willowton’s family legacy rests in his hands. His father surprises him with one last dying wish—a wish for him to marry Miss Obedience Wickenham. Chance loves his father, but only agrees to consider it. One kiss should reveal if he could ever feel anything more than annoyance for the girl who dogged his every step wh... read more

TimeTrap (UltraSecurity Series Book 3)

J.T. Bock

Superheroes, adventure, science fiction, pop culture, and romance fuse in J.T. Bock's third UltraSecurity book TimeTrap.UltraAgent TimeTrap is hiding out. This peace-loving, universe-traveling hero is tired of fighting Aztec gods, sociopathic scientists, and her reality TV-star mother. She needs a vacation from using her superpower. With comfy slippers and streaming movies, she's taken refuge ... read more

Superheroes, adventure, science fiction, pop culture, and romance fuse in J.T. Bock's third UltraSecurity book TimeTrap.UltraAgent TimeTrap is hiding out. This peace-loving, universe-traveling hero is tired of fighting Aztec gods, sociopathic scientists, and her reality TV-star mother. She needs a vacation from using her superpower. With comfy slippers and streaming movies, she's taken refuge ... read more

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